At the NIO Day event on January 09, 2021, NIO unveiled its fourth electric car model, the NIO ET7, a highly advanced flagship sedan, based on the 2019 NIO ET Preview concept.
The car is really beautiful, stylish, has powerful specs and tons of creature comforts, as well as high-tech features.
Let’s start with the basics. Initially, the NIO ET7 comes with two battery options – 70 kWh and 100 kWh for an NEDC range of respectively: more than 500 km (311 miles) and more than 700 km (435 miles).
In the future (end of 2022), there will be a 150 kWh battery version which should be able to travel over 1000 km (620 miles) NEDC on a single charge.
The car received a two-motor all-wheel drive powertrain with peak power system 480 kW and 850 Nm couple. To improve efficiency, NIO uses a permanent magnet at the front and an induction motor at the rear, as well as SiC power electronics. This setup is strong enough to achieve 0-100 km / h (62 mph) acceleration in 3.9 seconds.
The ET7 should be a very comfortable car for long distance travel – a sort of second living room. It has standard air suspension, smart heating, ventilation and massage on all seats. It comes with a glass roof, a very modern and advanced dashboard with HUD as standard, a 10.2 “dashboard and a 12.8” center display, as well as 23 speakers (standard ).
The manufacturer also put forward its intelligent air vents “invisible” on the front and rear rows.
NIO reportedly introduced the world’s first UWB digital key (capable of locating with centimeter accuracy), frameless windows, and soft-close as standard. As the driver approaches the car, the flush door handle pops out, the doors unlock and open slightly. The doors can also close automatically.
Much of the presentation was very advanced autonomous driving technology, including many cutting edge solutions like eleven 8MP cameras, LiDAR and Adam – a NIO Super Computing system. The hardware is basically ready for autonomous driving, and the features will be offered via a monthly subscription of 680 yuan ($ 105) per month.
“The ET7 is equipped with the latest NAD (NIO Autonomous Driving) technology based on NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computer. parking and battery exchange.
NIO has developed the NAD full stack autonomous driving capability, including perception algorithms, location, control strategy and platform software. NIO Aquila Super Sensing includes 33 high-performance detection units, including 11 8MP high-resolution cameras, 1 ultra-long-range high-resolution LiDAR, 5 millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 2 high-precision positioning units, V2X and ADMS . Aquila can generate 8 GB of data per second. NIO Adam has 4 Nvidia Orin SoCs with a total computing power of 1,016 TOPS. ”
NIO ET7 can be pre-ordered now, but customer deliveries are expected at the earliest first quarter 2022. The prices (before any subsidy) of the ET7 are as follows:
- ET7 (70 kWh)
448,000 yuan ($ 69,185)
BaaS: 378,000 yuan ($ 58,375) plus 980 yuan ($ 151) per month
- ET7 (100 kWh)
506,000 yuan ($ 78,142)
BaaS: 378,000 yuan ($ 58,375) plus 1,480 yuan ($ 229) per month
- Premier Edition ET7 (100 kWh)
526,000 yuan ($ 81,230)
BaaS: 398,000 yuan ($ 61,463) plus 1,480 yuan ($ 229) per month
* BaaS – Battery as a service
Interestingly, NIO offers substantial discounts on the ET7 to its current customers.
NIO ET7 specifications:
- 70 kWh battery – over 500 km (311 miles) of range NEDC
- 100 kWh battery – over 700 km (435 miles) of range NEDC
- The 150 kWh battery option in the future will get over 1000 km (620 miles) of range NEDC
- 0-100 km / h (62 mph) en 3.9 seconds
- two-motor all-wheel drive
- system power of 480 kW and 850 Nm of torque
front motor (permanent magnet): 180 kW
rear motor (asynchronous motor): 300 kW
2nd generation NIO powertrain with SiC power electronics
- Braking 100-0 km / h in 33.5 m, with Brembo brakes (standard)
- Cd de 0,23
- Dimensions: Length 5.098 m, Width 1.987 m, Height 1.505 m and Wheelbase 3.060 m